Webcast for Common Word final news conf. on Thursday

July 31, 2008

Sign outside Yale Divinity School, 25 July 2008/Tom HeneghanAn announcement about the Common Word conference we’ve been following here (and will cover on Thursday):

  • FYI Yale Divinity School tells us there will be a live web stream of the final news conference of its Muslim-Christian dialogue conference on Thursday, July 31, at 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. EST/1530 – 1700 GMT. The stream will be available at the conference web site at:  http://www.yale.edu/divinity/commonword/index.shtml.  
  • Yale Divinity School theologian Miroslav Volf and Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad bin Talal of Jordan, chairman of the royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, will present a summary document from the conference and will take questions from the media. Members of the media unable to attend may submit questions to Volf and Ghazi via e-mail, beginning at 11:45 a.m. EST, to: gus.spohn@yale.edu.   
  • Sign at Yale Common Word conference, 25 July 2008/Tom HeneghanVideos of several of the conference sessions, including an opening address by Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts on Monday evening, are currently available online at:http://www.yale.edu/divinity/video/commonword/video.shtm

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If the fundamental theological conflicts between Jews, Christians and Muslims are *not* discussed at a conference such as this, where, *precisely*, are they to be discussed?

Precisely how much *time* do you think you have to discuss and resolve these theological conflicts *before* the eruption of a military confrontation between the United States/the Israel and Iran?

And what if the answers you have to *both* of these questions are WRONG?

Michael Cecil

http://after-the-false-peace.blogspot.co m

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Is the fundamental goal of this “interfaith dialogue”—first, by the king of Saudi Arabia in Madrid several days ago; and, now, by a prince of Jordan—to provide a quasi-religious ‘justification’ for what is, for all practical purposes, the European Union’s declaration of war against Iran after the expiration of this Saturday’s deadline?

Michael Cecil

http://after-the-false-peace.blogspot.co m/

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Hai, all of you out there, who are of course very intelligents. I just want to make an important issue here, how can we as a human (created by God ) will ever know His being? Don’t you guys ever think that it is like a single or a group of bacteria/s which live inside our blood, and it or they want to know who we are? (even they live inside our blood). How can a virus/bacteria, even it has a life of it’s own,will ever know who is the real person and what kinds of characters of a person has?
If you guys can describe your God’s characteristics, He might not be a real God. Like a bacteria, if it can describe a person it lives inside his/her blood, the description that it has, must not be a real person, it could be it’s friend, virus?
Any body can help?

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